UN membership is a sign about a country taking the responsibility to follow basic principles of participation in global civil society, even though there is neither an enforcement agency to impose such principles, a uniform model of democracy, nor a system for punishing countries that are complacent or ignorant enough. The European Council (EC) in Strasbourg serves the gatekeeper role to ensure that the prospective EU members abide by democratic norms in their legislatures, and also the EU itself offers the OMC method and other tools for upgrading governance of the union.There are sc...
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